Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento (also known as Pepito Manaloto / transl. Pepito Manaloto: The Real Story) is a Philippine television situational comedy series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Bert de Leon, it stars Michael V. in the title role. It premiered on March 28, 2010 as Pepito Manaloto and worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV on April 5, 2010.[1] It was relaunched on September 16, 2012 with a new title.

Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento
Pepito Manaloto title card.jpg
Title card since 2017
Also known asPepito Manaloto
GenreSitcom
Created byMichael V.
Written by
  • Michael V.
  • Chito Francisco
  • Mike Rivera
  • Roel Raval
  • Mark David
Creative director(s)Michael V.
StarringMichael V.
Theme music composerAlbert Tamayo
Ending theme"Pepito Manaloto" by Michael V.
Composer(s)Michael V.
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes378
Production
Executive producer(s)Roy San Luis
Production location(s)Philippines
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time40 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Entertainment Group
Release
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original release
  • as Pepito Manaloto
    March 28, 2010 (2010-03-28) – March 25, 2012 (2012-03-25)
  • as Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento
    September 16, 2012 (2012-09-16)
 –
present
External links
Website

PremiseEdit

The show follows the life of Pepito Manoloto who was blessed which led to him winning a lottery. The show also features his wife Elsa, their son and daughter Chito and Clarissa, their helpers Patrick, Maria, Robert, Baby and their neighbors Tommy, Deedee and Mimi.[2]

Cast and charactersEdit

Michael V. portrays Pepito Manaloto.
Lead cast
  • Michael V. as Pepito "Pitoy / Bitoy" Manaloto
  • Manilyn Reynes as Elsa dela Cruz-Manaloto
  • Jake Vargas as Luisito "Chito" Manaloto / Michael "Jordan" Castillo
  • Angel Satsumi as Clarissa Manaloto
Supporting cast
Recurring cast
Former cast

AccoladesEdit

Year Awards Category Recipient Result Ref.
2019 33rd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Comedy Program Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento Nominated [3]
Best Comedy Actor Michael V. Nominated
Best Comedy Actress Manilyn Reynes Nominated
Nova Villa Nominated
Catholic Mass Media Award
  • 2011 Winner: Best Comedy Show
  • 2013 Winner: Best Comedy Program
  • 2014 Winner: Best Comedy Program
  • 2015 Winner: Best Comedy Acting
  • 2016 Winner: Best Comedy Program
Paragala Central Luzon Media Awards
  • 2014 Winner: Best Sitcom
  • 2015 Winner: Best Sitcom
PIRA Awards
  • 2011 Winner: Special Award for Insurance Education
ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards
  • 2011 Winner: Outstanding Comedy Program
  • 2013 Winner: Outstanding Comedy Program
  • 2013 Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Gag or Comedy Program: John Feir
  • 2014 Winner: Outstanding Comedy Program
  • 2014 Winner: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Gag or Comedy Program: Michael V.
  • 2014 Winner: Intstanding Performance Dancing by an Actor in a Gag or Action Comedy Producer: John Feir
  • 2014 Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Gag or Comedy Program: Nova Villa
PMPC Star Awards for Television
  • 2011 Winner: Best Comedy Show
  • 2013 Winner: Best Comedy Show
  • 2015 Winner: Best Comedy Show
  • 2016 Winner: Best Comedy Show
  • 2016 Winner: Best Comedy Actress: Manilyn Reynes
USTv Awards
  • 2012 Winner: Best Situational Comedy
  • 2013 Winner: Best Situational Comedy
  • 2015 Winner, Students’ Choice of Comedy Program
FMTM Awards
  • 2012 Winner: Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy/Sitcom/Gag Program: John Feir
  • 2012 Winner: Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy/Sitcom/Gag Program: Nova Villa
  • 2011 Awardee: TOP TV SERIES Senior ARTISTS: Michael V. - Top 9
  • 2010 Winner: Best Weekend Series
  • 2010 Winner: Best Comedy/Musical Series
  • 2010 Winner: Best Musical/Comedy Lead Actress: Manilyn Reynes
Gawad Duyan Awards
  • 2014 Winner, Tanglaw ng Tahanan Award Natatanging Dulang Komediya Award
BPSU Pinakamagiting na Programang Pantelebisyon
  • 2016 Winner: Pinakamagiting na Programang Pang-Komedya
  • 2016 Winner: Pinakamagiting na Personalidad sa Programang Pang-Komedya: Michael V
US International Film and Video Festival
  • 2016 Winner: Certificate for Creative Excellence in the Comedy category
2nd Alta Media Icon Awards
  • 2016 Winner: Best Comedy Program
  • 2017 Chenize Clei Ballesteros
Silverscreen Entertainment Award
  • 2016 Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (TV Gag/Comedy) Michael V.
  • 2016 Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (TV Gag/Comedy) Nova Villa
  • 2017 Winner: Best Comedy Program

RatingsEdit

According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Pepito Manaloto earned a 28.2% rating.[4] While the first episode of the show as Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento scored a 26.6% rating.[5]

Home media releaseEdit

GMA Home Video released the series on DVD in volumes.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "50% of WV cops have no firearms". Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay Na Kuwento". Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  3. ^ Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (September 22, 2019). "33rd Star Awards for Television names TV Queens; PMPC bares nominees". Pep.ph. Retrieved September 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Santiago, Erwin (March 30, 2010). "AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (March 26–30): Pepito Manaloto hits the jackpot". Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  5. ^ Santiago, Erwin (September 17, 2012). "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household Ratings (Sept. 11-16): "Mr. Pogi" grand finals and Pepito Manaloto rule weekend viewing". Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  6. ^ [1][dead link]

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